A new publication just launched yesterday, courtesy of my old Strand friends Visola Wurzer and Eric Cintron. It’s called Fuck You, Next and it’s all about how we’re trying to thrive in this mad world.
I wrote a poem about the subject called “More Felicitous” (hat tip to Radiohead’s “Fitter Happier,” and Sheldon Kopp’s “An Eschatological Laundry List”). I’m thrilled to have it in FUN’s first issue alongside superb contributions by brilliant folks like Gregory Crosby, Abigail Welhouse, Jeff Laughlin, and more. First stanza of my poem is below; read it in its entirety in FUN’s first issue: http://fuckyounext.com/
Queen Mob’s Tea House posted my rapturous review of MADCAP, the third full-length poetry collection by Jessie Janeshek which will be published this month by Stalking Horse Press.
Jessie Janeshek’s MADCAP (Stalking Horse Press, 2019) is a poetry collection with the soul of a surreal neo-noir film directed by David Lynch and starring Mae West as the hard-boiled detective. It’s a mystery wrapped in faux fur, wandering through a jagged and smoky past like it’s a hall of mercury-glass mirrors. It seeks clues to answer haunting existential questions about the eternal entanglement of beauty and violence. To track down leads, it conducts seances with the spirits of Old Hollywood starlets, their voices phasing in & out like staticky radio waves on West Virginia mountain roads, their sentences cut up & reassembled by the ghost of William S. Burroughs.
Read the full review at Queen Mob’s Tea House
I’m very happy to see another kind & thoughtful review of BADMOTORFLAPPER, this time by Harley Claes over at Angelical Ravings. Some phrases she uses include:
…homage to decadent womanhood, with surrealist style…written both eloquently and at times humorously…an entire cornucopia of sentimental remembrance…
[read the entire review here]
My debut poetry EP, BADMOTORFLAPPER, is now on sale! It’s a 10-track collection of poems I wrote as tributes to some of my favorite women of the 1920s + music of the 1990s. Some of these poems have been previously published in places like Yes, Poetry and Rag Queen Periodical, but some are exclusive to this little booklet.
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- DOROTHY PARKER will have her revenge on Manhattan
- GRETA GARBO behind the counter in a small town
- Sometimes ZELDA FITZGERALD gives the creeps herself
- JOSEPHINE BAKER ain’t nuthing ta fuck wit
- CLARA BOW is in your face but you can’t grab her
- THEDA BARA with butterfly wings
- LUPE VELEZ is a hot spitfire fit to burn
- Got them Down-in-a-hole BESSIE SMITH Blues
- ANNA MAY WONG’s gonna break this rusty cage
- Last Dance with LULU BROOKS